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The Law of American State Constitutions

Robert F. Williams


This book provides complete coverage of American State Constitutional Law. It contrasts the more familiar federal Constitution and explains the importance of the differences. The book then surveys the state constitutions put in place before the adoption of the federal Constitution, together with their influences on the development of the federal Constitution. Next, it describes the broad outlines of state constitutions' evolution over the centuries, as well as the limits placed on state constitutions by federal law. Next, the book covers the growth of the New Judicial Federalism (state constit ... More

Keywords: state constitutions, federal Constitution, New Judicial Federalism, separation of powers, methodology, judicial interpretation, amendment and revision

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195343083
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343083.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert F. Williams, author